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Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer/Tech Lead - Tidelift

January 2018 - Present

  • Manage up to 3 employees to help further their careers and get them the tools they need to succeed
  • Run daily standups for different teams
  • Develop backend code in Ruby on Rails, frontend code in JavaScript using Vue, CLI code using Golang
  • Work with product owners and stakeholders to determine priorities and scope of work
  • Write and illustrate blog posts about non-technical topics around open source and dependency management

Frontend Team Lead - Sonian (bought by Barracuda)

December 2013 - January 2018

  • Led and mentored 5 frontend developers in evaluating, selecting, and working effectively with modern frontend development technologies
  • Developed Ruby on Rails & React/Redux frontends for Clojure-based email archiving backends
  • Constructed unified frontend development environment to speed up on-boarding and provide a consistent development experience
  • Worked with designers to create and manage shared React component libraries
  • Created repeatable processes for setup, deploys, testing, and troublshooting applications for developers, support & operations
  • Managed deployed application requirements using Chef

Software Developer - Space Telescope Science Institute

September 2006 - December 2013

  • Developed backend code in PHP and Ruby on Rails, frontend code in JavaScript using jQuery and AngularJS
  • Worked with product owners and stakeholders to determine priorities and scope of work
  • Managed deployed application requirements using Puppet and RPM
  • Set up Varnish-based multinode CDN to handle 30x increase in traffic from Servicing Mission 4 Google Doodle

Assistant Webmaster - Villa Julie College (renamed Stevenson University)

May 2001 - September 2006

  • Built an online application for admissions in Perl which increased applications 1000% and reduced processing time from 10 minutes to 45 seconds.
  • Worked with teachers and administrative staff to develop content-based and programmatic solutions for promoting the school, classes, and events.
  • Performed in-person usability testing to improve in-house applications using real-world feedback.

Education & Training

BS in Computer Information Systems - Villa Julie College (renamed Stevenson University)

Graduated May 2001

Minored in Graphic Design

  • Learned various enterprise-level solutions for Java, SQL Server, and Microsoft Office
  • Learned concepts of design, composition, and how to use Adobe design suite
  • Trained to fix Y2K problems using COBOL, CICS, and JCL

Notable Projects

The Industrious Rabbit

Animated explainer videos

  • Write and illustrate posts and videos explaining classic computer and game console concepts in accessible, humorous ways


Self-hosted web application manager


  • Worked with two other developers to enhance and debug issues with popular comic publishing theme
  • Developed administrative interface plugin for managing comics and uploads


Open source vector drawing application

  • Wrote paint bucket tool that autotraced bitmap fills to create vector shapes
  • Optimized path simplification
  • Promoted project through presentations and talks about its use for making comics